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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Farmers Union

2007-2008 Family Farm Advocacy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 33
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 50
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 54
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 87
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 85
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 75
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 83
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 85
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 87
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 87
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 87
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 25
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 25
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 87
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 87
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 87
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 12
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 87
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 14
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 87
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 85
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 87
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 83
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 71
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 87
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 85
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 66
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 100
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 91
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 62
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 75
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 75
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 91
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 87
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 87
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 75
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 50
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 100
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 66
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 37
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 50
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 87
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 75
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 87
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 87
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 91
MD U.S. Senate Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 16
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 83
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 75
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 91
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 100
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 87
MO U.S. Senate Sr Roy Blunt Republican 62
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 87
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 100
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 100
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 100
NA Vice President Mike Pence Republican 12
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 41
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 100
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 85
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 12
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 12
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 100
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 75
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 83
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 37
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 87
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 87
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 87
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 83
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 12
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 85
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 87
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 87
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 12
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 60
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 62
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 50
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 75
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 75
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 71
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 87
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 83
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 41
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 45
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 50
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 12
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 83
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 58
TN U.S. Senate Jr Marsha Blackburn Republican 25
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 25
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 54
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 87
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 62
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 75
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 87
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 25
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 75
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 37
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 25
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 87
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 66
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 87
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 42
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 80
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 91
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 87
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 91
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 66
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 50
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 62
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 87
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 37
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 50
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 0
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 87
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 60
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 75
Neil Abercrombie 100
Gary Ackerman 100
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 91
Todd Akin 25
Rodney Alexander 75
Jason Altmire 100
Rob Andrews 85
Michael Arcuri 100
Joe Baca, Sr. 100
Michele Bachmann 25
Spencer Bachus 50
Kay Bailey Hutchison 58
Brian Baird 87
J. Gresham Barrett 12
John Barrow 85
Roscoe Bartlett 75
Joe Barton 50
Max Baucus 100

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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